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September 8, 2013

Ray Franklin Kopp, 83; Charlestown

A memorial mass for Ray Franklin Kopp, 83, Charlestown, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at St. Michael Church, 101 St. Michael Drive, Charlestown. He was called to his Heavenly reward Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. 

Born in Detroit, Mich., on May 25, 1930, and raised in Sellersburg, Ray was a graduate of Silver Creek High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. Upon leaving the Navy, Ray began a long career in the electrical industry as the owner of Area Electric before eventually working for and retiring from the Arrow Electric Co. Inc. 

Ray touched the lives of countless people through his many years of coaching Little League Baseball, Little Pirate Football and St. Michael’s basketball teams. He was an active member of St. Michael Church, a tireless volunteer for the church and church daycare, and spent many hours assisting in any way possible at St. Martin of Tours Schuhmann Social Services Center and the North Clark Outreach Center in Charlestown. 

His memory will be carried on by his wife of 52 years, Verline Kopp; children, Steve, Raymond, Alan and his wife, Cherie, Raeline Kopp Bradford and her husband, Ron, Wilford (Oor) and Joy Kopp Pierce and her husband, Duane; siblings, Betty Kopp Reasor and her husband, Don, and Dallas Kopp; and eight grandchildren. 

Visitation with the family will begin at 9 a.m. at the church the day of the memorial mass. 

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Donate Life America,, in memory of Ray Kopp. 

Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown, is handling the arrangements. 

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